William Strang Mrs James MacLehose 1903

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Artwork details

Artist
William Strang 1859–1921
Title
Mrs James MacLehose
Date 1903
Medium Chalk and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 416 x 273 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by J. MacLehose 1929
Reference
N04431
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N04431 MRS JAMES MACLEHOSE 1903

Inscr. ‘W. Strang. 1903.’ b.r., and ‘McLehose’ (sic) b.r., under mount.
Black and red chalk on pink tinted paper, 16 3/8×10 3/8 (41·5×26·5).
Presented by James Maclehose 1929.

The sitter was the daughter of Alexander Macmillan, one of the founders of the publishing firm of that name. She was born in 1874 and was married to James Maclehose, the Glasgow publisher and printer, in 1896. Maclehose commissioned his friend Strang to do portraits of his wife and himself soon after their marriage, and the artist later did a drawing of their eldest son which still belonged to Mrs Maclehose in 1957.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II

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